526 Advanced Biology I

2 semesters, 1 credit

Required for freshmen not taking 525 Biology I

Prerequisites: Outstanding math and science scores on standardized tests and minimum grade of A in science and math from grade school are necessary.

Freshmen taking this course must be enrolled in 415 Advanced Algebra I. This course is similar to 525 Biology I, but the pace is accelerated and topics may be covered in more depth. Genetics, cell biology, biotechnology and evolution will be emphasized. More outside reading and research/lab reports will be required.

Skills

By the completion of this course, students will be able to...

  1. Use the scientific method in lab research activities.
  2. Create graphs of data for analysis.
  3. Distinguish the science of biology and describe the characteristics of living things.
  4. Describe precisely the structures and activities of the cell.
  5. Understand the generation and use of energy in living systems.
  6. Identify the basic patterns of inheritance and principles of heredity.
  7. Relate the Principle of Natural Selection with the Theory of Evolution.
  8. Understand the basic concepts of ecology.

 

Knowledge

By the completion of this course, students will know

  1. How Biology is a science 
  2. Chemical basis for life
  3. Cell structure, function, and energy 
  4. Nucleic acids 
  5. Cell growth and division 
  6. Genetics, human heredity, and genetic engineering
  7. Evolution 
  8. Ecology
  9. Humans and biodiversity 

 This curriculum last updated on January 4, 2019, by the Science Department .